I was very tempted to just delete this entire thread. But perhaps there is a small amount of educational value in leaving it up, with some statements to clear up any mis-impressions newer members might have. Italrubik is not a new member and has no excuse, and unfortunately this post has demonstrated he does not want to follow the rules required for him to remain a member.
OK on to the educational part:
Hi there puzzlefriends, I saw the 9x9x9 cube [you know the drill...] of course I do not want to write the name of this site so I don't violate any forum rules.....
Someone told me just about a month ago that this is a ko puzzles copied by V-cubes, but I visited the v-cubes site and I found no 9x9x9 cubes for sale...so maybe there is something wrong....how can it be a ko product if mr. verdes does not sell it? maybe I lost something?
Others have commented but let me make it clear:
Read the forum before you post.
This has been discussed in more detail than anyone ever wanted I think. There are plenty of disagreements, but what is abundantly clear and in no way disputed is that Verdes has paid a lot of money for many valid international patents protecting his design of the V-2 through V-11, regardless of whether or not he has built one first. Patent is law. The law says you may not buy this puzzle. Your (Italian, I presume) law. The fact that someone managed to twist the rules in China to get a patent there that is in conflict with the Chinese patent Verdes paid for is something for the Chinese legal system to work out. For the moment, this means it is legal for that puzzle to be sold in China. But even if you went to China to buy one, you would not legally be able to take it back to Europe.
So for most of our forum members it is illegal for you to buy or import this puzzle.
Your warning (your second about KO products) made clear why you were banned. Repeatedly violating both rule #4 and #14. It also made clear that when you returned you should be more careful with your posts. This thread shows you have not.
nO PROBLEM FOR TO BE BANNED....i JUST CAN READ ALL TOPICS OF THE FORUM, BUT IT SEEMS SOMETHING IT'S GOING WRONG WITH DEMOCRACY OF THIS FORUM!!!!
What is wrong is your assumption that this forum is a democracy, or that there is some form of freedom of speech.
This has been a problem for others in the past as well, so let's try to clear it up once again:
This forum is a website that Sandy created. He pays for the disk space and network bandwidth. This is not a government site owned by the commons. This is not a democracy. This is Sandy's site. What he chooses to store on his disks and what he chooses to allow people to read is up to him, and it is not up to a vote. You have absolutely no right to put anything on his server. None. Just like Sandy has no right to go to your house and put files on your computer.
Sandy has been kind enough to grant members the privilege of posting, with the agreement that you will follow the site rules. If you do not, you will lose your privilege.
What you post is subject to being edited or modified as Sandy sees fit. It is on his server and he can do what he wants. If you don't like this, do not post. Sandy could change your avatar, he can rewrite your messages, he could post as your account. He could translate all your text to Hindi. It is his server and he can put whatever bytes he wants on it. If you share your text with him don't think that gives you any rights. You are welcome to keep what you posted yourself and do with it what you want. Once you put those bytes on his server you give up your control.
That said, Sandy doesn't tend to edit posts. Nor, I would guess, does he have any interest in doing so in the future.
Sandy has chosen a few people to help him moderate the site, and given us the ability to make edits and deletions in the interest of keeping this a nice place. We try to follow and enforce the rules he sets up. We volunteer our time because we value what he has done for the community. In general we don't like to edit or censor posts and do so as little as possible while upholding the rules.
I appreciate the rules of this forum,
I don't think you appreciate the rules of the forum as you continue to break them with little concern for why they exist. No more.
There are few Sheriffs on this forum, just Jin and me. But there are many concerned members who voice their views as well.
As for freedom, you have all the freedom you want to to post whatever your opinion may be, but not on Sandy's hard drive using his bandwidth. Buy your own computer and run your own site and say whatever you want. Sandy and the admin staff here will not do anything to stop you.
so just a question...where is the 9x9x9 legally available to purchase? thanks everyone....
Outside of China, no where. Inside China is their business, but it will not be posted on this forum.